Resource Library

Everyone should have access to an open and trusted Internet.
Read our reports, papers, and other documents for insight and vision on how we can get there.

Action Plan 2022

Our roadmap for tackling the threats and challenges for today’s Internet as we look to grow and strengthen it for future generations.

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Impact Report 2021

As the world is shifting, we need the Internet more than ever. Learn what the Internet Society is doing to help ensure no one is left behind.

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Internet Impact Briefs

Shorter reports that analyze how different policies or new technologies may affect what the Internet needs to exist and thrive.

Global Internet Report (GIR)

From trust to consolidation, access to sustainability, a deep look at the forces shaping our digital future.

Policy Briefs

Our perspective on critical Internet issues, including community networks, encryption, open Internet standards, Internet Exchange Points, and more.

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A Short Guide to IP Addressing
A short guide to IP addressing ...
Anti-Spoofing Whitepaper: Addressing the challenge of IP spoofing
Anti-Spoofing Report coverWhat is the issue with spoofed IP addresses?  What kind of attacks are made possible by spoofing?  What can be done to prevent or mitigate IP address spoofing?  We (Internet ...
Addressing the challenge of IP spoofing
Nowhere in the basic architecture of the Internet is there a more hideous flaw than in the lack of enforcement of simple SAV (source-address validation) by most gateways.   - Paul ...
Privacy and the Internet of Things: Event Report
As part of and in the lead up to the launch of our ‘Unleashing the Potential of the Internet for ASEAN Economies’ report, the APAC Bureau held several roundtable discussions ...
Interconnection and Traffic Exchange (ITE) Program Brochure
Available data shows that Africa imports more than 99% of the Internet content consumed creating an Internet Transit Deficit – where significantly less traffic is generated locally than accessed internationally ...
Internet Society Survey on Policy Issues in Asia-Pacific 2015
The second Asia-Pacific Regional Policy Survey takes an in-depth look at ongoing Internet policymaking trends with the objective of gaining further insights on the most important policy themes and areas ...
Local Internet Governance Events Toolkit
Organizing local Internet governance events ...
The Internet and Sustainable Development
An Internet Society contribution to the United Nations discussion on the Sustainable Development Goals and on the 10-year Review of the World Summit on the Information Society. June 2015
Internet Development and Internet Governance in Africa
The global Internet continues to grow at an exponential rate, bringing with it new ways of transacting, communicating, learning, socializing, and transforming just about every aspect of daily life. But ...
Internet Society Position Paper On The WSIS+10 Review
The WSIS+10 Review Process marks the ten-year milestone since the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). The WSIS was a two-phase summit (2003-2005), which defined the issues, policies and ...
Understanding the WSIS+10 Review Process
The United Nations and its 10-year Review of the World Summit on the Information Society in December 2015
The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) was the first ...
Final Report Promoting Child Online Safety in Uganda
We undertook desk research on the current literature on child online safety including current policy and regulatory frameworks in Uganda. Findings from this research were integrated in the survey on ...

Organization Reports

On annual basis, we publish annual reports (an Action Plan and Impact Report), as well as financial reports, annual financial statements, and Form 990s.